KIN AND CARTA PARTNERSHIPS LTD

Digital Cloud Transformation

Digital transformation is about much more than just technology. Change begins and ends with people. We help you activate your organisation around a culture of growth and progress, coaching you on a path to maturity for cloud capabilities, agile practices and value driven operating models.

Features

  • Digital and cloud strategy
  • Organisational design
  • Cultural and structural coaching and change management
  • Technological DevOps enablement and lead-time optimisation
  • Co-sourced pilot/pioneer team - coaching through delivery
  • Measurement and data setup for transformation metrics
  • Cloud adoption and enablement
  • Cloud migration
  • Cloud modernisation
  • Managed cloud services

Benefits

  • Improved innovation - ideation, experimentation - customer and business outcomes
  • Improves productivity, efficiency, reduces waste
  • Reduced costs - especially CapEx
  • Reduces lead times - dev, test, governance, deployment
  • Improved quality - reduced incidences and risk, improved resilience, recovery
  • Improved employee experience, autonomy, engagement and scalability
  • Improved data/visibility on infrastructure, delivery, customer and business outcomes

Pricing

£740 to £2,000 a person a day

Service documents

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Framework

G-Cloud 12

Service ID

8 3 3 8 6 0 6 3 7 9 3 0 0 9 0

Contact

KIN AND CARTA PARTNERSHIPS LTD Marco O'Sullivan
Telephone: 07710020516
Email: marco.osullivan@kinandcarta.com

Planning

Planning service
Yes
How the planning service works
Our digital cloud transformation service is designed to cater for all aspects of your organisation’s journey from cloud, whether you are considering, implementing, or optimising.

We start our engagements with a lean, cross-functional team, kicking-off with a workshop that aims to map the strategy and outcomes of your organisation.

With a clear set of outcomes, our team begins their engagement across your organisation. Taking a user-led approach allows us to better understand how your organisation’s services are used and perceived internally and externally, identifying opportunities where cloud transformation could play a role.

Our technology experts will engage with your organisation top-to-bottom, understanding the high level IT strategy down to the maturity of practices used to prioritise, build, test, and run your services, including an audit of infrastructure utilisation and DevOps practice.

Through an initial 4-6 week engagement, our team will continually converge findings to build a set of actionable, value driven outcomes, with a clear plan on how to deliver value early. Alongside this, we will aim to evangelise the benefits of modern practice such as cloud-native, digital by default, and DevOps practices to internal teams - ideally working in a co-sourced team to bring others along on the journey.
Planning service works with specific services
No

Training

Training service provided
No

Setup and migration

Setup or migration service available
Yes
How the setup or migration service works
During the discovery phase, there will be a detailed analysis of the existing technology estate that is relevant to the service being designed or modified. As requirements for the service begin to emerge throughout the define phase, our team will work to begin an evolutionary architecture strategy.

As part of this strategy, the team will make recommendations on the to-be architecture and, where appropriate, develop a migration plan for existing services. Where existing cloud strategy is present, our team will perform a detailed assessment and selection of cloud technologies and platforms, aligned with the long term needs and outcomes of the service.

During architecture elaboration, the team will consider the needs of dependent technology in context of the future plans for the service. We support a wide range of scenarios:

Migration from legacy on-prem technology estates to cloud,
Migration between cloud services,
Modernisation and evolution of services currently hosted on cloud,
Multi-cloud deployments,
Migration to new hosting strategies such as containers, cloud-functions

We have deep experience and partnerships with Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, VMWare and Amazon Web Services. They have led cloud infrastructure design, microservice modernisation, cloud native and DevOps practice transformations for some of the world's biggest enterprise organisations.
Setup or migration service is for specific cloud services
No

Quality assurance and performance testing

Quality assurance and performance testing service
Yes
How the quality assurance and performance testing works
We take an integrated approach to delivering quality. Every member of our cross-functional teams is involved - from Product Owners and Strategists to Designers, Developers and Testers. We believe quality requires high standards and attention to detail at every stage of delivery, and a range of tools and techniques. Throughout our iterative development process, we continuously apply a range of testing techniques and methodologies covering behavioural, functional, exploratory, regression, performance, security, usability and accessibility. These are applied on both a manual and automated basis. Test automation is not treated as a siloed discipline but a capability spread across engineers of all disciplines. This allows us to build automated tests in at the right level (unit, integration, snapshot, api, UI, performance and end to end) as we build software. We design our cloud based solutions on a principle of high observability, ensuring techniques such as automated logging, reporting and alerting are configured based on well defined KPIs.

Security testing

Security services
Yes
Security services type
  • Security strategy
  • Security design

Ongoing support

Ongoing support service
Yes
Types of service supported
Hosting or software provided by your organisation
How the support service works
As we work with your team to discover, define and develop your cloud products and services, considering the long-term plan for operation and support will be key in achieving its outcomes and meeting organisational service resilience standards.

As the product or service evolves towards live, our team will work with your product and operational leaders to ensure that there is clarity in the desired operational KPIs, and the operational model through which it will run. This will inform a clear set of functional and non-functional requirements that ensure the service is built with resilience and operation in mind.

We can play various roles in support; from advising on the appropriate operating model to ensure service resilience, training your existing support function, through to putting in place dedicated teams with well defined SLAs to execute on the model.

We have a wealth of experience supporting cloud platforms and products, delivering high criticality support at 2nd and 3rd line, up to 24/7, using both in-team DevOps enabled support and dedicated service desks.

Service scope

Service constraints
There are no significant constraints within the context of this service offering.

User support

Email or online ticketing support
No
Phone support
No
Web chat support
No
Support levels
As this service is focused on consultancy, there is a continual level of close engagement with the client, typically on a daily basis. Whilst active on an engagement, our entire team will always be available for discussion and support activities.

Part of developing the ongoing support model for the service will include designing a provision for user support.

Resellers

Supplier type
Reseller providing extra features and support
Organisation whose services are being resold
Microsoft, Google Cloud, G-Suite, HCL, Acoustic, VMware Tanzu, IBM

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Other security clearance
Government security clearance
Up to Developed Vetting (DV)

Pricing

Price
£740 to £2,000 a person a day
Discount for educational organisations
No

Service documents

Request an accessible format
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need versions of these documents in a more accessible format, email the supplier at marco.osullivan@kinandcarta.com. Tell them what format you need. It will help if you say what assistive technology you use.